James Wan Provides Update on the MORTAL KOMBAT Reboot

The beloved fighting franchise Mortal Kombat is making headlines again, as further news of its development continues. During the press tour for the new CBS MacGyver series, IGN caught up with Mortal Kombat producer James Wan and he gave us some insight into where they are with the development. While providing a positive response, it was clear that this property isn’t being rushed along to be released, and it may be a while. You can find an excerpt of the interview below:

“The key here is to try and do it right. I don't want to rush into it. So right now, we're just trying to take our time to make sure it's heading in the right direction. I think that's more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes. I love the characters. I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, basically, ‘Enter the Dragon.’ It’s that fantasy version, the video game version, of ‘Enter the Dragon.’ And in doing so, they ended up creating such interesting characters and I think that is such a cool world to explore. This really mythical, bigger world that lives on another dimension on top of ours. I think that’s really fun to play with and so we’ll see.”

I like that! With the massive amount of options as a moviegoer, I would much rather New Line Cinema and Wan take their time in ensuring the script and characters are being developed properly. Mortal Kombat means a lot to fans and has a huge nostalgia factor, so if this is done right, it could be a big success. It’s also worth noting that originally Kevin Tancharoen, director and creator of the Mortal Kombat Legacy series was in talks to helm the reboot but is no longer involved. Currently, the director’s chair is left open. The anticipation for this has been unreal! How do you guys feel about movies that get postponed (like Gambit) or have a little bit longer of a development in return for a higher quality product?

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